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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan XJ8
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $58,090 $63,835
4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $61,275 $67,335
4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,238 $76,085
4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,063 $83,585
4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,618 $94,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,867
$58,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,050
$63,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1234 / month
$1064 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Audi A8 and A8 L are nimble, refined luxury sedans that still stand out from the crowd. The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114.9 105
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.72 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 199.3 200.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 115.9 119.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 83.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 0.87 12.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.34 12.8 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40HR18 P255/40R19
Spare Tire Size P245/40HR18 P255/40R19
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR18 P255/40R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4321 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 6800 300 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System FSI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3500 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.2L/257
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.87
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan XJ8
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Jaguar XJ
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Adaptive Air Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Adaptive Air Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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